Richard Wiseman

Professor Richard Wiseman is the bestselling author of 59 Seconds, as well as a number of other books on popular psychology. He lectures regularly and was the UK's first Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.


He has published over 60 papers in refereed academic journals, and has three bestselling books that have been translated into over thirty languages. The Luck Factor presents a comprehensive account of his research into the psychology of luck. Quirkology examines the curious psychology of everyday life, including laughter, lying, and love. 59 Seconds investigates the science of self-help and rapid change. His latest book is Paranormality, which asks why we see what isn't there.

He frequently gives keynote speeches in Britain and abroad, and has recently presented at The Royal Society, Microsoft, Caltech, and Google. He is the most followed psychologist on Twitter, and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday's top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.

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